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L’Etoile students get hands-on in the neighborhood


Courtesy of Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District • L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion School students went around the Beaver Lake neighborhood in early May to encourage neighbors to “adopt a drain” and help keep local water sources clean. The students have been working with the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District all year on various water quality projects.

L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion School fourth-grade students went around the Beaver Lake neighborhood in early May encouraging neighbors to adopt a drain. 

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May

East Side fifth-grade students become published poets


Cover art courtesy of Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute • Fifth-grade students from John A. Johnson Elementary are now published authors after spending the school year writing and editing poems. Their work is appearing in an anthology called “The Bold, Untold North,” through the help of creative writing and tutoring nonprofit the Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute.

Anyone can be a writer and everyone’s voice matters is a lesson that John A. Johnson Elementary school students have been learning throughout the school year. 

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May

A late bloomer finds his calling


Hannah Burlingame/Review • Parker Knudson and Az’Rhyanna Smith, who are both third-graders at Kaposia Education Center, are just two of the many students who have been helped by 67-year-old John Kidd, who has been working at the school since 2016 as part of Minnesota Reading Corps.

Kaposia Reading Corp tutor gives teaching a try

 

Wed
09
May

SNAPSHOTS: Titans softball player hits four home runs in doubleheader

Photos courtesy of Kathleen Hennessy • Madison Head, who is in her third year as a Tartan High School varsity softball starter, hit four out-of-the-park home runs for the Titans in a softball doubleheader April 30.

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May

North St. Paul installs new weather siren


courtesy of City of North St. Paul • North St. Paul had a new severe weather siren installed on the roof of City Hall May 3 next to the existing siren, which will continue to be sounded at noon every day. The new siren, which has a different tone, will only be used in the event of severe weather.

North St. Paul installed a new Federal Signal siren May 3 to be used for severe weather warnings. The siren that residents are used to hearing every day at noon has not been decommissioned and will continue to mark midday.

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09
May

Oakdale cheerleading squad wins national championship


submitted photo • An Oakdale-based cheerleading squad made up of 14 metro area girls recently won its division at the All Star Cheer Competition National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Lightning, a cheerleading squad out of Oakdale, won the Recreation Level Three Division All Star Cheer Competition National Championship, which was held recently in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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09
May

Rep. Leon Lillie recovering after fall from ladder


Courtesy of Minnesota House Public Information Services • Despite having numerous broken bones, State Rep. Leon Lillie made a surprise appearance at the House Capital Investment Committee the morning of May 4, according to a tweet posted by @MNHouseInfo that same day.

Leon Lillie

State Rep. Leon Lillie was hospitalized after he fell off a ladder at his home April 22, breaking multiple bones. 

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09
May

North High School student takes second in 2018 Congressional Art Competition


submitted photo • Kaocheneng Yang’s photograph titled “The Lock of Soul” took second place in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, which was open to high school students in the Fourth Congressional District.

Kaocheneng Yang of North High School took second place in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for her photograph titled “The Lock of Soul.” 

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09
May

SNAPSHOTS: Cowern students plant trees on Arbor Day


courtesy of School District 622

Photos courtesy of School District 622 • Some Cowern Elementary School fourth-graders celebrated Arbor Day, April 27, by planting seedlings.

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08
May

New Brighton mayor throws first softball pitch, welcomes spring


Solomon Gustavo photo • Johnson and softball player Scott Ranfranz chatted before the game — Johnson said the idea of the her, the mayor, throwing out the first pitch started as a joke, but then she decided it would be a fun thing to do.

“Two weeks ago, it was a blizzard,” said New Brighton Mayor Val Johnson the evening of May 1 as she walked toward the backstop at Freedom Park in New Brighton to throw the ceremonial first pitch for a city-run men’s softball league.

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